Through his thorough account of the shipping industry's rise and fall and of the challenges admiralty jurisdiction posed to ideas about federalism, Professor Snell shows how commerce influenced the development of our unique governmental structure. --Harvard Law Review
For those with an interest in the development in American courts of a distinct jurisdiction in cases sufficiently related to waterborne transport, this book should fit neatly between that of Prichard and Yale on the one hand and Robertson on the other. It is more comprehensive in research and perspective, synthetic in process, and thematic in design than the former. It offers more evidence than the latter and it addresses controversies that have ripened since 1970. --Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce
About the Author
After completing studies in Greco-Roman history at Johns Hopkins University, Steven L. Snell subsequently received the degree of Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law and the degrees of Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridical Science from New York University School of Law. A member of the bar of the state of New York, he presently serves as the co-chairman of the International Transportation Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law.